The enigma of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812

@inproceedings{Johnston1996TheEO,
  title={The enigma of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812},
  author={Arch C. Johnston and Eugene S. Schweig},
  year={1996}
}
Continental North America’s greatest earthquake sequence struck on the western frontier of the United States. The frontier was not then California but the valley of the continent’s greatest river, the Mississippi, and the sequence was the New Madrid earthquakes of the winter of 1811‐1812. Their described impacts on the land and the river were so dramatic as to produce widespread modern disbelief. However, geological, geophysical, and historical research, carried out mostly in the past two… CONTINUE READING

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